Amotekun operative shoots police officer in Oyo town

A member of the Oyo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps has reportedly shot a police officer in Oyo town.

The police officer, Fatai Yekini, was shot by an Amotekun operative identified as Ibrahim Ogundele at the Sanga area of Oyo town on Saturday.

Ogundele is a male officer working with Amotekun at Isale-Oyo area while Yekini is a Special Police Constabulary attached to Ojongbodu police station.

Yekini was shot on his left leg at a very close range, around 3:00pm on the 2nd January 2021, Daily Post reported.

A source said Yekini was taken to the Oyo State General hospital in the Owode area of Oyo.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident.

Fadeyi said the incident happened when the police officers at Ojongbodu Division were responding to calls to dislodge some youths who were staging a carnival.

He added that the Amotekun operative has been detained at the police station for further interrogation.

“Yes, this happened when the Police personnel at Ojongbodu Division, Oyo were responding to calls to dislodge recalcitrant youths staging a carnival after several warnings that such should not be staged,” Fadeyi said.

“The Amotekun personnel has since been arrested and currently being investigated at Ojongbodu Police station.”

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